Thursday, June 21, 2007

More good news? ... You decide

Hot on the tracks of my post about the new world of news, I've just picked up from Artur Bergman that the world bank is open sourcing a news aggregation service known as BuzzMonitor.

It's described as a:-

a "super-aggregator" that "allows users to aggregate all types of feeds (blog feeds, search feeds, news feeds) and collaborate around them. It provides tag clouds, Digg-like voting, Technorati and Alexa widgets, user tags and many other features.

This could well accelerate the Stentorocracy but also provides us tools for choice .

Whether it will create a true meritocracy is another matter but at least these new community mechanisms for identifying trust are starting to appear.